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The Gift-The Mark of The Engraver

Good Morning

The Real Gift

We’ve heard catchy sayings and slogans , the gift that keeps on giving. The meaning of the phrase, this isn’t a one time event or happening, but something that has a continual benefit.

Oh the unending, supernatural, Devine benefits from “The Gift” delivered, Immanuel!
Have you shared “The Gift” with others.
Jesus, “The Light” never dimming, does not go out.

Jesus said, “I Am The Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105


As you read think about this statement. Engraving is a physical mark while etching is a chemical process.

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The Mark of The Engraver

A gift shouldn’t be something
Displayed on a shelf
And a gift isn’t something
That exalts only self

If used and put on exhibit
Pointing hey look at me
That may not be a gift
But idolatry

A real gift should be shared
For the betterment of many
A true gift is found
And never excludes any

We have all received a “Gift”
In the birth of our Savior
How we receive determines
The mark of The Engraver

He writes His law
On our hearts and minds
Oh “The Gift” is obvious
And truly binds

You’re never alone
Or without “The Gift”
The real meaning and purpose
“Jesus” is why Merry CHRISTmas is wished

© 2019 laurette laster

“the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NIV

Often when writing a poem, a word or stanza stands out speaking to me. Calling to me to come to the deep. I almost hear His voice summoning me. This may seem silly to you, yet I’ve discovered deep yet practical truths pointing to the eternal.

“The mark of The Engraver” called to me after writing this poem. I began researching what an engraver is. One of the first things I read pointed out the difference between and engraver and an etcher. I hadn’t given any thought to the difference prior to this poem. The Mark left by The Engraver is applied by hand, while etching is caused using a chemical. Engraving is a physical mark while etching is caused by a chemical process.

Looking toward the New Year of 2020 I have great expectations. I listened to a teaching yesterday saying 2020 is the year of the hand or the palm. Is 2020 the year of laying on of hands, transferring the gift of faith to other’s, for them to believe on The Lord Jesus Christ and His love to heal. Jesus said, “your faith has made you whole.” Oh to see other’s have the faith to be healed and receive the gifts of deliverance that have been delivered for us. I have great expectations of seeing The Word manifest in the lives of believers. I expect to see unbelievers believing, when we share the Gift of Christ with them.

Engraving is a physical mark left  by the work of the Hand while etching is a chemical process. I had an illumination this morning concerning all the new diagnosis’s and chemicals called medications prescribed. (I am not a medical doctor and I am not stating nor suggesting anyone stop taking their medications, nor am I saying there isn’t cases where medications are required and necessary).  I am believing to see the Mark of The Engraver change lives, open minds by His supernatural physical touch through the laying on of hands. A touch that causes their faith to rise up and believe in the power of Almighty God. A faith that draws to a real and deep work of repentance.

I hear The Lord saying this will not be for public spectacles but will be a holy encounter with The Living God. The transference I see happening will be intimate, tangible, and can even be transferred during intercession prayer. It is however by faith.

Jesus said, “if you can believe all things are possible to him that believes.”

I challenge us all, it is time to believe again.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom!

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette